4 Ben Nevis Whiskies

There’s “honey barrel” years. There’s “weird casks”. There’s a distillery making a spirit completely differently than they normally do. Distillery warehouses get full, and eventually, it’s not just blenders buying their barrels, it’s independent bottlers. And frankly, I love it all. Each time a distillery has some ebb and flow it really is fun for […]

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Three North Star Blends

Anyone who has ever been part of a hobby (something I used to think was ubiquitous but have since realized isn’t) and made it realizes that there’s a point where you’re newer, and you want to share facts about this fun new thing, so you end up talking to someone who is very experienced. And […]

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Edradour 3 Ways

So Edradour. Small distillery, releases whisky that’s typically on the younger side, but also cask strength and uses some interesting casks outside of just bourbon or wine. If you can’t tell from that over-the-top delivery, I’m middle-of-the-road on Edradour. You won’t’ see me turning my nose up at them, but you also won’t find me […]

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A bunch of reasons I like Laphroaig

No funny start. No explanation, nothing. I’m here and you’re here for the exact same reason. Laphroaig. Are you a peat head? You like Laphroaig, probably. And you haven’t been as wallet sodomized (with your consent) by Laphroaig, unless it’s got an age statement typically reserved for that point where life starts making a bit […]

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A Set of Compass Box Reviews

So when you get into whisky there’s a lot of people who’ll immediately jump onto some sacred cow beliefs that are prevalent. Things like “never ever add anything to your whisky” which is dumb, because it’s your whisky. I may not like it with an ice cube or felched out of your partner’s nether region […]

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A bunch of Bunnahabhain

I like Bunnahabhain. But I don’t think I love Bunnahabhain. There’s a debate that comes up each time we have Bunna at a tasting: It’s good, but is it ever great? And there’re some of us who believe maybe, some who fall into never, and myself, a person in between. Of course, I’m a reviewer […]

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